East West Center Asia Pacific Leadership Program 2020 (Scholarship available)

East West Center Asia Pacific Leadership Program 2020 (Scholarship available)

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Applications for the East West Center Asia Pacific Leadership Program 2020 are now open. The Asia Pacific Leadership Program brings together people who want to co-create the future as self-reflective, resilient agents. Using experiential, place-based learning with a focus on equity, cohorts of leaders practice leadership strategies in nurturing environments.

For nearly 20 years, they have been cultivating leaders who are motivated and capable of creating positive impact in the Asia Pacific region. Incoming fellows join a network of 653 APLP alumni from 45 countries across the globe. The program will run from June 2020 – November 2020.

The APLP Approach:

  • Their programs stimulate individual growth and foster self-leadership for emerging and established leaders
  • They build on communities’ diversity and abundance by offering strategies that can be adapted to leaders’ own contexts
  • They support leaders as they practice implementing prototypes with teams, reflecting on results and refining for impact

Cost and Scholarship

  • The total cost for the program is $11,367 (not including airfare and visa fees). All fellows are responsible for program costs. Supplementary scholarships are available to help defray the cost of program fees and accommodations. On average, 75% of APLP Fellows receive partial scholarships to defray the costs of participating in the program. See scholarship page for details.


  • Applicants must have at least a 3-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad
  • At least 5 years of work experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Indo-Asia Pacific region through professional work, study or living experience
  • There are no citizenship, age, or ethnicity restrictions

Desirable Qualifications

  • Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
  • Willingness to engage fully in experiential leadership development training
  • Deep involvement in a specific organization, business or community impact initiative (applicants must explain how, with their home-setting teams, they will experiment with the leadership strategies learned in APLP)
  • International experience and aptitude, including overseas residence, language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
  • Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.


Click here to begin your application

For more information, visit East West Center.